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18 Things to Do in London With Kids

Manali Oak Jun 11, 2024
With a visitor count of 5 million every year, the Hamley's store in London is 7-storeyed with 50,000 lines of toys.
Have Fun With Toys
The Lego store at Leicester Square, London is the world's biggest. It spans an area of over 900 sq.m and features a Lego model of Big Ben.
Visit M&M's World, London, the world's largest candy store, 4-storeyed and spanning 35,000 square feet, loaded with all sorts of M&M's chocolates and related merchandise.
Relish Candy
Let the kids relish the colorful candy and have a time of their lives.
Built as a tribute to Princess Diana, it is an open space for kids to play. Located in Kensington Gardens, this playground houses lovely play equipment.
Visit the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground
The main attraction is a play area that features a huge pirate ship in sand.
A totally unmissable attraction for kids is the Warner Bros. Studio. This is where the Harry Potter films have been brought to life. This place will leave you spellbound.
Take the Warner Bros Studio Tour
A major tourist attraction in London, this museum features over 400 life-like wax statues of famous people in history. It attracts more than 2.5 million visitors every year.
Visit Madame Tussauds
This is Europe's tallest observation wheel (135 m tall and 120 m in diameter), located on the banks of River Thames. It welcomes over 3 million visitors each year. 
Ride in the London Eye
A ride in this ferris wheel will give you breathtaking aerial views of the city.
This world-famous symbol of London is a must-visit. Its walkways will give you panoramic views of the city and its design will take you to the Victorian era.
Walk on the Tower Bridge
Once every month, family fun activities are conducted on the upper walkway. The walkways also host musical events and exhibitions.
This Great Bell weighs over 13 tons, chimes every 15 minutes and has been known as the most accurate timekeeper.
Visit Big Ben
Walk through the glorious history of this bell's construction and take a tour of Westminster.
Best known for the exhibits of dinosaur skeletons and its architecture, the Natural History Museum houses several specimens from various branches of natural history.
Explore Natural History
Here, kids will get to know the history of London's transport and will be able to engage in fun activities like repairing a mini tube train, flying a cable car, and dressing up in historical attire.
Visit the London Transport Museum
Visit the London Zoo to get up close with tigers at the tigers territory, watch the penguins at the penguins beach, meet the monkeys and see several other animals.
Meet the Wild
This is the world's oldest scientific zoo housing more than 17,000 animals comprising 700 species. For your kids, this will be an educational and adventure experience.
Visit the London Sealife Aquarium. Here the kids will get to watch the world under water. Home to 5000 creatures, a visit to this aquarium should be on your list.
See Life Under the Sea
To travel around some parts of the city, take 'the Tube' (London's underground rail network).
Go on Joy Rides
Tour to some parts of the city in the London bus. It will be a fun experience for your kids.
Though just by nanoseconds, it's amazing how you can stand in two time zones at the same time with one foot a little behind the other in time.
Time Travel
At a walking distance of 10-15 minutes from the Greenwich DLR Station, at the Royal Observatory, you will find this bronze line on the pavement marking the division between the Earth's Eastern and Western hemispheres.
Take a cruise along river Thames to enjoy the scenic beauty of London and watch some of the iconic sites in the city.
Cruise along River Thames
Go to Wimbledon where the Wimbledon Tennis Championships are hosted.
Fan of Sports?
Visit the Lord's Cricket ground which is regarded as the 'Home of Cricket' and features the world's oldest sporting museum.
Another sports venue worth visiting is the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the site of 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
At the Buckingham Palace it is. If you are visiting London between July and September, you will get to see the palace from inside.
A Royal Day Out
Walk through the State Rooms and the Palace Gardens and visit the gift shop for souvenirs.
Do watch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony if you can. It's worth your time.
Started thinking of visiting London with your family? Well, you should, for this city is a fun destination for kids and adults alike!

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